Subgroup:Tactical Offensive Support
Tactical Team Offensive Systems
25 kits for CONUS and OCONUS deployment
Department of Defense, Department of Homeland Security
Leverage the existing Android Tactical Assault Kit (ATAK) plugin architecture to design and develop a new vehicle navigation capability that translates route directions and situational awareness information into an augmented reality display on a commercial-off-the-shelf tablet. The capability works by mounting a tablet onto the windshield of a vehicle, utilizing the tablet's camera, and fusing and overlaying route and ATAK data onto the tablet's live footage to create an augmented reality system. The ARES-N uses open source augmented reality technology to relieve tactical operators from looking down at a mobile device and get their "heads-up" for force protection.
This solution significantly improves the situational awareness and efficiency of a mobile vehicle tactical operator team, providing relief from team members looking down at a mobile device. The team can focus more energy on mission-critical tasks.
Based on results of RDT&E user operational evaluation performance, commercialized system to be placed on GSA Schedule to be purchased by units in quantities as needed.